Jury selection begins in 2nd trial over NCAA recruitment

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing big-school coaches to boost their business prospects with amateur basketball players. The trial of business manager Christian Dawkins and ex-amateur league director Merl Code began when U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos presided over the swearing-in of several dozen prospective jurors in […]

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Grand jury sees ways to reduce Pennsylvania's Medicaid fraud

Law enforcement agencies and government regulators need new tools to effectively combat fraud within Pennsylvania's $33 billion Medicaid program, according to a grand jury report released Monday. Community based health-service programs can be "easily manipulated to facilitate fraud" because they lack the supervision, training and oversight that exist in traditional residential health care facilities, the report made public by the […]

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Federal jury finds drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán guilty of all counts

NEW YORK – A federal jury slammed the door on a final escape bid by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán on Tuesday, convicting the former leader of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel of drug trafficking, weapons charges and operating a continuing criminal enterprise – a verdict that could send him to prison for life. The panel of eight women and four men, who have served in […]

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How Notes From Jurors Indicated Jury Was Ready To Convict Paul Manafort

UPDATE: 4:50 p.m. ― Paul Manafort was found guilty Tuesday of eight counts, including five tax fraud charges. Read more here.  PREVIOUSLY:  ALEXANDRIA, Va. ― Jurors deciding the fate of Paul Manafort indicated on Tuesday they were struggling to reach a consensus on one of the 18 federal counts against the former Trump campaign chairman, meaning they had likely reached verdicts on most […]

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Jury in ex-Trump aide Manafort’s trial adjourns for day without…

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Reuters) – The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its third day of deliberations on Monday without reaching a verdict. Defense attorney Kevin Downing is photographed as he walks to the Federal Courthouse on the third day of jury deliberations in the trial against Paul Manafort, President Trump’s […]

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